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Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education events at the Virginia International Raceway. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

    


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UPCOMING EVENTS


photo of Pharsalia
Pharsalia Plantation
Shenandoah Region PCA's
19th Anniversary Party
:

Celebrate Shenandoah's 19th anniversary on Sunday, August 3 with a scenic driving tour on some great country roads that will lead us to historic Pharsalia, an antebellum plantation nestled high on the slopes of de Priest Mountain in Nelson County with spectacular views of the Tye River valley, orchards, and vineyards. Come a bit early and have breakfast at our starting point, The Mountainside Grille. Along our journey we'll stop at Chiles Peach Orchard for a chance to buy some fresh peaches, peach cider donuts, decadent fudges, and peach ice cream made by the Crozet Lions Club.

Rich in history and celebrating 200 years, Pharsalia originally was built in 1814 by Thomas Massie and is now in the hands of the fifth-generation Massie family. Many of the plantation's original dependencies remain including the brick kitchen, laundry, slave quarters, and ice and smoke houses. Activities for the afternoon include a picnic lunch buffet under the trees and a tour of the house and grounds by Massie descendent Foxie Morgan. We'll have a brief membership meeting to bring everyone up to date on what's happening in the club and "birthday cake", too! Bring your bathing suit and a towel for a swim in the pool, play croquet or "corn hole", or just kick back and relax. Your whole family is welcome! Click here to see the photo gallery from our 2012 visit to Pharsalia.

Date:
    Sunday, August 3
Times:
    10 AM – 10:15 AM: Meet at
        Mountainside Grille (map)
        375 Fourleaf Lane, #101
        Charlottesville, VA 22903
        (423) 823-7080
        (Come earlier for breakfast, if you wish)
        Restrooms available
    10:15 AM – 10:15 AM: Driver's Meeting
    10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Scenic driving tour
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Arrive at Pharsalia (map), park in riding area, lunch under the trees (inside if rain)
    1:30 PM – 4 PM: Tour of Pharsalia home and grounds, and/or swim, play games, and relax
Prices:
    Driving Tour: no charge
    Lunch and Tour of House and Grounds (Includes taxes and gratuity)
        Adults: $20
        Children 12 years and under: $10

  • Main course: Fried chicken
  • Various sides, including salads
  • Some vegetarian dishes will be provided

To register online via MotorsportReg.com, click here.
To register and pay by snail mail, make your checks payable to "Shenandoah Region PCA"
and mail them to:
     Attention: Carey Lockhart
     Shenandoah Region PCA
     14307 Southwell Terrace
     Midlothian, VA 23113-6338
Please include a list of attendees and the number of adults and children for whom you are paying.

RSVP's and payments are due no later than Monday, July 28.
Questions? Contact June West at westju@darden.virginia.edu or (434) 296-3953 or 242-2043 (cell).

This event will be held rain or shine, except in the case of severe weather, e.g., a hurricane.


photo of Beverly
McNeill at the 2014
May 10 autocross
Beverly McNeill at the May 10 autocross
Shenandoah's Fourth Autocross of 2014:

Come join us on Sunday, August 10 for the Shenandoah Region PCA's fourth autocross of the year at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona!

Registration is open on MotorsportReg.com and ends at 7 PM on Saturday, August 9. Our autocrosses are open to Porsches and other brands of cars. Drivers and spectators do not need to be members of the Porsche Club. Loaner helmets and instruction for novice drivers are provided. There is a large open pavilion that provides shelter from sun and rain, and restrooms are available. Events are held rain or shine.

  • Registration/Tech opens at 9:30
  • Drivers meeting at 11:00
  • First car off at 11:30
The fees for the event are as follows:
 
Online Payment with MotorsportReg.com
  • PCA member $23
  • Non PCA member $28
Pay at the Event
  • PCA members $25
  • Non PCA members $30

Adult participants and spectators must sign the waiver form that will be provided at each driving event. Minors may attend PCA events only if their parents sign the appropriate parental-release waiver forms. These forms are available at the event.


Photo ad for 2014 Werks Reunion
 
PCA Werks Reunion            Aug 15, 2014            Monterey, California

The Porsche Club of America is set to begin a new tradition in 2014 with the inaugural Werks Reunion. The new, premier Porsche event will take place on Friday, August 15, during the world-famous "Car Week" on California's Monterey Peninsula. In years past, PCA co-hosted Legends of the Autobahn at the Rancho Canada Golf Club. All will be treated to a stunning display of more than 500 Porsches, access vendors, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car enthusiasts. The 2014 show will feature the latest Porsches, special vehicle presentations, celebrity guests, and a surprise or two.

The August 2014 Porsche Club of America's inaugural Werks Reunion on the 15th joins California's Monterey Peninsula Car Week lineup, replacing the Legends of the Autobahn event at Rancho Canada Golf Club. The Car Week includes the Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance on the 17th, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca Raceway the 14th – 17th, The Quail and Concorso Italiano, both on the 16th, Carmel's Concours on the Avenue 13th, Automobilia Monterey on the 13th and 14th, Little Car Show in Pacific Grove on the 14th, Tour de Elegance by Rolex on the 14th, and collector car auctions from Bonhams, Gooding & Co., R.M., and Russo & Steele. Links to all of these can be found here, and a map showing their locations is here.

For more information, read Gregg Glassner's article about the Werks Reunion and Car Week, and visit the Werks Reunion a web site.


photo of the Porsche Platz
at the 2013 ALMS race at VIR
The 2013 PorschePlatz tent at VIR
TUDOR United Sports Car Championship (TUSC) Races and PorschePlatz at VIR on August 23 – 24:

Our Porscheplatz will feature a Porsche-only dedicated car corral and a hospitality tent where you can relax, watch the races on cable TV, and hear presentations by Porsche Motors North America, team drivers and sponsors, and Porsche-only Parade Laps. Your ticket gives you access to the paddock where you can see the cars and drivers up close and personal.

The races feature the VIR debut of the TUDOR United Sports car Championship, America's all-new premier sports car racing Series. The Series was created by the merger of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car and American Le Mans organizations.

This will be a great opportunity to see the Porsche factory teams driving the 911 and 912 cars as well as the Porsche-supported Falken Team. Don't miss this chance to see some exciting racing on one of the premier road courses in the U.S. Tickets range from $50 to $190 depending on the package. To purchase your tickets and car-corral pass, click here.

We need volunteers to help staff the corral on both Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. An entrance ticket to the race will be provided on the day in which you volunteer. If you have an interest in volunteering, please email PCA Zone 2 Representative Cheryl Taylor at zone2rep@comcast.net.


Potomac Region DE at VIR: The Potomac Region PCA and the Potomac Chesapeake Chapter of the Audi Club will jointly host a high-performance driver's education (DE) event on the on the Full Course of the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) at Alton, VA (map and driving directions) on Labor Day weekend, Friday–Sunday, August 29–31, 2014. On-line registration is open at MotorsportReg.com. This event fills up, so register soon.


Shenandoah's Fifth Autocross of 2014:

Come join us on Saturday, September 6 for the Shenandoah Region PCA's fifth and final autocross of the year at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona!

Registration is open on MotorsportReg.com and ends at 7 PM on Friday, September 5. Our autocrosses are open to Porsches and other brands of cars. Drivers and spectators do not need to be members of the Porsche Club. Loaner helmets and instruction for novice drivers are provided. There is a large open pavilion that provides shelter from sun and rain, and restrooms are available. Events are held rain or shine.

photo of Mike Teu at the 2014
July 13  autocross
Mike Teu at the July 13 autocross

  • Registration/Tech opens at 9:30
  • Drivers meeting at 11:00
  • First car off at 11:30
The fees for the event are as follows:
 
Online Payment with MotorsportReg.com
  • PCA member $23
  • Non PCA member $28
Pay at the Event
  • PCA members $25
  • Non PCA members $30

Adult participants and spectators must sign the waiver form that will be provided at each driving event. Minors may attend PCA events only if their parents sign the appropriate parental-release waiver forms. These forms are available at the event.


First Settlers Region Fall DE at VIR: The annual First Settlers Region fall DE will use the South Course of VIR (VIR) at Alton, VA (map and driving directions) on Saturday and Sunday, September 20 –21 , and the Full Course on Monday, September 22. On-line registration is open via MotorsportReg.com You may register for the whole event or for Monday only.

Are you new to DE and on the tire wall about whether Driver's Education is for you? FSR offers a great opportunity for those wanting to get a taste of DE without signing up for the entire event. For a $50 fee, they will get you out on the track in your car with an instructor for a single session after lunch on Saturday. Standard DE safety requirements apply, so you'll need a Snell SA rated helmet. FSR now has a limited number of loaner helmets, so if you need a loaner, please email the registrar to ensure they have your size and reserve it for you before you register.


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